April 12, 1999
In all of Southern California, the largest concentration of technology companies lies in the IRVINE CO.'s Irvine Spectrum center. About 25,000 people work in 1,000 high-tech Irvine Spectrum businesses at the junction of the San Diego and Santa Ana freeways in Orange County, including scores of computer, software, biotechnology and medical device companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. Dick Sim, group president of investment properties for the Irvine Co.
November 30, 1998 |
The elections are barely over, but Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is already launching an education-related initiative for the November 2000 ballot--with the help of the Internet. Draper's initiative, LocalChoice2000, will seek to introduce school choice in California and boost the amount of local control over schools. The initiative itself will be written with the help of concerned citizens who visit http://www.localchoice2000.com, his new Web site.
April 12, 1999 |
Southern California is emerging as one of the nation's premier high-tech hubs, and it isn't happening by accident. A combination of intrepid entrepreneurs, creative scientific researchers, aggressive investors, supportive company executives, tireless economic development officials and others has helped the region grow. Together, they have raised the Tech Coast's profile both at home and around the country. But those at the forefront know their work has just begun.
December 11, 2000 |
For those seeking another indicator of which way the economy is going, look no further than the annual charity auction in San Francisco thrown by Red Herring magazine. This year's bash at a night club near Union Square was still a top draw for Silicon Valley venture capitalists, their significant others and assorted hangers-on. But Thursday night's festivities seemed a lot less festive than those in December 1999, before a black cloud began descending on Nasdaq and its high-tech issues.
January 24, 2002 |
Steve Wozniak, who helped usher in the personal computer era when he co-founded Apple Computer Inc., emerged from semi-retirement Wednesday with plans to create new wireless devices to help "everyday people track everyday things." Wozniak, who in 1976 created the first Apple computers with high school friend Steve Jobs, said he has formed a new company called Wheels of Zeus, or wOz, a play on his nickname.
September 19, 2000 |
In a move that critics claim comes close to vote-buying, the millionaire-backed school voucher campaign is giving away computers, a Hawaii vacation and shopping sprees to persuade people to register electronically as supporters of Proposition 38.